Alessandro Lindblad (born 7 July 1991), commonly known by his stage
name Alesso, is a Swedish DJ, record producer and musician.
John Shahidi of Shots Studios.
He has worked with numerous artists, including Tove Lo, Theo
Hutchcraft, Ryan Tedder, Hailee Steinfeld, Calvin Harris, Usher, David
Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso. He has performed at numerous
music festivals, including Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival,
Creamfields, and Tomorrowland. In 2012,
Alesso one of the
"EDM Rookies to Watch", and Madonna, who invited him to open select
dates on her MDNA Tour, called
Alesso "the next big thing in dance
He was ranked 13th on DJ Magazine's 2015 list of the top 100 DJs and
number 20th in year 2016 on DjMag, a DJ website, among the list of Top
100 DJs in the world. His debut full-length album Forever was
released on 22 May 2015 by Def Jam Recordings.
1 Music career
2 In other media
5 See also
7 External links
Lindblad was born in Stockholm, and is of Swedish and Italian descent.
He started playing piano at age 7, but became interested in
Electronic Dance Music when he was 16. He first gained recognition
with the release of his
Alesso EP in 2010. In early 2011, Sebastian
Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia contacted
Alesso and asked if he
wanted to work together. Ingrosso introduced him to DJing and helped
him with the production of tracks.
Since that time, Ingrosso has acted as a mentor for Alesso, who
referred to the elder Swede as a "big brother."
Despite having learned to DJ in 2011,
Alesso made his debut on DJ
Magazine's list of the top 100 DJs at number 70 in that same year.
One of the first songs
Alesso produced with
Sebastian Ingrosso was a
2011 track named "Calling" that reached number 2 on the Beatport
charts. The song would later be renamed "Calling (Lose My Mind)"
with an additional feature from Ryan Tedder. Alesso's 2011 remix of
"Pressure" by Nadia Ali premiered at the #1 spot on The Hype Machine
and was one of the most played EDM songs of 2011.
From that point on, his popularity continued to rise.
MTV named him
one of the "EDM Rookies to Watch in 2012", and he recorded a BBC
Essential Mix in March 2012. He played for a crowd of 60,000
at Creamfields, and accompanied Madonna on her MDNA World Tour at
select European shows. By the end of 2012,
Alesso had released
another original mix called "Years" featuring
Matthew Koma that
performed well in the United Kingdom. He was ranked 20th on the
list of the top 100 DJs of 2012 by DJ Magazine.
Alesso had played at music festivals like Coachella, Electric
Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, and Tomorrowland. He released a
remix of "If I Lose Myself" by OneRepublic that was nominated for
Grammy and garnered almost a million listens on
SoundCloud in a
relatively short time. In a collaboration with
Calvin Harris and
Alesso released "Under Control" which racked up 88 million
views. In 2013, he achieved his highest ranking on the list of the
top 100 DJs at number 13.
In July 2014,
Alesso signed with Def Jam Recordings, becoming only the
second EDM producer to sign with the label (after Afrojack). He
debuted a new track called "Tear the Roof Up", which was named a
"Future Exclusive" by Zane Lowe. The music video for "Tear The
Roof Up" was released exclusively through
SnapChat in September
2014. He embarked on his "Heroes Tour", named after his single
"Heroes (We Could Be)" featuring Tove Lo.
During the tour,
Alesso teamed up with Chime for Change, a global
charity that seeks to "improve the lives of women around the world."
Alesso's involvement with the charity has raised over $50,000 as of
October 2014. His debut studio album was originally set to be
released in the first quarter of 2015, but was later released on 22
May 2015. It includes both "Heroes (We Could Be)" and "Tear the Roof
The single for "Heroes (We Could Be)" was officially released on
December 15, 2014. His new single, titled "Cool" and featuring Roy
English, premiered on February 13, 2015, on BBC Radio 1. The track,
which samples Kylie Minogue's "Get Outta My Way", was officially
released in Europe on 16 February 2015 and in North America on 17
On 30 September 2016, his new version of "I Wanna Know" featuring
Jolin Tsai was officially released.
International Music Summit
International Music Summit with an discussion of what it
takes to bridge the gap between East and West in electronic music.
On 1 October 2016,
Alesso and Tsai performed the single "I Wanna Know"
and a remix version of Tsai's hit "Play" together at the Storm Music
Festival in Shanghai.
On 4 October 2016, it was announced that
Alesso would be releasing a
new version of the song "Years", collaborating with
K-pop band Exo's
member, Chen. The song was released on October 7 through SM
On 7 October 2016,
Alesso premiered a new single, co-produced by
Dillon Francis, called "Take My Breath Away" during Ultra Music
Festival Taiwan. The single was later released on October 21,
Alesso at Tomorrowland, on main stage (2016).
On 8 September 2017,
Hailee Steinfeld released her new song “Let Me
Go” which is a collaboration between Alesso, Watt, and Florida
Georgia Line. On 13 October 2017,
Alesso released his new single
“Is That for Me” which is a collaboration with Brazilian singer
In other media
One of the heists in the popular video game PAYDAY 2 has the players
in an arena during an
Alesso concert. The heist was released on May
Alesso is renowned for his methods of utilizing melodic vibes in his
productions along which he also alternates between his rave oriented
productions. Productions include "Clash" and "Tear the Roof Up" fit
with his gravelled rave style, while his other melodically rich
counterpart include productions such as "Years" (featuring Matthew
Koma), "Heroes" (released in 2014, featuring Tove Lo) and also his
collaboration with Dirty South and Ruben Haze – "City of
Dreams". Some consider him to be the next generation after the
retired trio Swedish House Mafia.
Swedish popular music
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